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Vacasa in the News | September 26, 2017

Here’s the latest Vacasa media coverage from around the web. VRMA Arrival Blog: Four Tips for Building a World-Class Housekeeping Team (From a Housekeeper) Vacasa Senior Housekeeper Ellie Madsen offers advice for vacation rental business owners looking to build an outstanding housekeeping team. GeekWire: Vacasa Appoints Former Expedia Executive to Board of Directors The appointment of Brian Gil...

The Best Vacuum Cleaners for Your Vacation Rental

People are constantly coming in and out of vacation rentals and you or your housekeeper might have limited time to make your home sparkling in between guests. It’s important to invest in a powerful, reliable vacuum cleaner, which can save time and increase the longevity of your carpets, rugs, wood floors, upholstery, and furniture. We’ve compiled a few pointers to help you find a vacuum that ...

How to Make Your Vacation Rental More Pet Friendly

Allowing dogs in your vacation rental is proven to increase bookings and profits. Whether you’ve been allowing pets for a while or are just now considering it, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks for making your home as pet-friendly as possible! Supply some goodies. Go the extra mile to fully commit to your guests and their pets. Stocking your home with a stash of dog food, bowls, a few t...

How Vacasa Helps You Earn More Than Managers With Lower Commission Rates

When looking for a management company for your vacation rental, it’s easy to compare only each company’s fees to find the one that best suits your needs and your budget. But what you don’t see just by looking at a management fee is the revenue you’ll make with each company. Vacasa helps you earn more. On average, homeowners make 34% more with us than they did with their previous management...

How to Decorate to a Theme Without Being Kitschy

Decorating your vacation home is the perfect time to get a little creative and incorporate some style choices you might not include in your everyday house. Guests are there to have fun, and you can help set the mood for them with a fun home interior. When you choose a theme, it’s easy to get excited and continue to add more and more to it. But sometimes themes can go a little too far. Over the ...

How to Create a Spa-quality Bathroom For Your Guests

If there’s one place you can be sure guests will visit during their stay in your vacation rental, it’s the bathroom. It’s a room that’s often overlooked in interior decorating, but it only takes a small investment to make a big difference. Before you know it, you’ll be gifting your guests a spa-like experience right inside your vacation home. We’re sharing some of the best strateg...

How to Improve Your Home’s Ranking on HomeAway

In 2016, HomeAway and VRBO shifted from a multi-tiered subscription model to a standard subscription for all homes. This change affected the order in which homes appear in search results. Instead of being able to pay for higher visibility on these sites, home ranking is set by the Best Match algorithm, which considers traveler preferences as well as what kind of booking experience a listing offer...

Should I Put Plants in My Vacation Rental?

Plants can brighten up a home and serve as beautiful decor accents. But do they belong in a vacation rental? The short answer: no. It’s important to keep in mind that a vacation home is not a regular home, and even though it may be frequently occupied, it’s best to keep things as simple to maintain as possible. Plants require a lot of maintenance, and while some of your guests will make the ef...

How to Write a Compelling Home Description for Your Vacation Rental

A picture is worth a thousand words—but when it comes to your vacation rental listing, don’t overlook the importance of a well-written description of your home. Beautiful, high-quality photos are crucial for making a first impression on crowded listing sites, but providing an informative overview is just as important in reaching the right guests for your vacation home. Professional SEO co...

Setting a Policy for your Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental

Many guests choose vacation rentals over hotels so they can enjoy the comforts of home while away from home – including bringing their furry friends along for the trip. Certain vacation destinations attract pet owners more than others (think beaches, dog-friendly hiking trails, and many family-friendly spots), so allowing pets helps to keep your home on level playing field with other homes in th...